Psychology & Psychiatry

Nudges fail more often than is reported, experts warn

Research led by Queen Mary University of London has shown that despite the widespread use of behavioral interventions across society, failed interventions are surprisingly common.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study helps explain why motivation to learn declines with age

As people age, they often lose their motivation to learn new things or engage in everyday activities. In a study of mice, MIT neuroscientists have now identified a brain circuit that is critical for maintaining this kind ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Empathy may be in the eye of the beholder

Empathy is talked about a lot these days. Against the backdrop of a global pandemic and a divisive political climate in the United States, calls for empathy have become louder and more urgent. We encourage empathy for those ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Is election stress disorder real?

Heading into a contentious national election with an ongoing pandemic and racial unrest, many people are experiencing tension and stress.

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